Bike mudguards, also known as fenders, are devices that are attached to a bike to protect the rider and the bike from water, mud, and debris that the wheels can throw up. They are typically made of plastic or metal and are mounted to the bike frame and fork to cover the wheel and tyre.
Mudguards come in a variety of styles and designs, from full-coverage fenders that cover the entire wheel and tyre, to smaller, clip-on fenders that attach to the seat stays or fork. Full-coverage mudguards are typically more effective at keeping the rider and bike clean, but they can also be more difficult to install and remove. In contrast, clip-on mudguards are more convenient to use but may not provide as much coverage.
Mudguards are especially useful during rainy or wet weather conditions, as they can help keep water and mud from splashing onto the rider, keeping them dry and comfortable. They are also useful in snowy or muddy conditions, as they can help to prevent snow and mud from getting into the bike's drivetrain, which can cause damage and wear.
Mudguards are also an important safety feature for riding in a group, as they can help prevent water, mud, and debris from being thrown onto other riders, which can be dangerous and unpleasant.
Installation of mudguards can vary depending on the type of bike and the mudguard design; some mudguards are designed for specific bike models and need to be mounted on specific points, while others are more universal and can be mounted on different bikes; it's important to check the compatibility of the mudguards with your bike and to follow the manufacturer's instructions when installing them.
It's important to note that not all bikes are compatible with mudguards, some bikes have insufficient clearance or lack of mount points, and some types of bikes such as road bikes or racing bikes, don't have the necessary mount points to install mudguards, so it's important to check your bike before purchasing mudguards. If in doubt, contact our friendly customer service team, and we’ll be more than happy to assist.